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Reconditioned Miller Falls #22C

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Found this big baby all rusted up in a second hand tool shop a couple of weeks ago. Been wanting a jointer for a while. The guy didn’t want to sell (“I just like collecting old stuff”) but I managed to get him to part with it for $60. Tried a paint on rust remover but it was garbage so I did up an electrolyte bath and whipped out the battery charger and got it cleaned up in about a day. Bottom was pretty flat but I lapped it a bit. Cleaned up and poly’d the handle and tote (small chip on top of tote). New Veritas blade and chipbreaker and it’s making sweet shavings. Pretty happy with this one. From what I can find online it looks like it was made between 1941 and 1949. At some point I will probably do a new handle and tote out of something harder than the mystery wood it has now.





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Skylark53

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#1 posted 481 days ago

Looks great.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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peng

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#2 posted 481 days ago

Nice plane!Great job!

-- All for one, one for all.

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ic3ss

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#3 posted 481 days ago

Lsmart, nice job in getting the rust off. I’ve restored a few planes as well but I let the electolysis take off the japanning too. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/38829 Then I tape off the edges and spray the top with appliance epoxy. The plane looks brand new. For my planes, I’m not going for antique value retention as I have no intention of selling them.

Wayne

-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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Lumberpunk

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#4 posted 480 days ago

Hey wayne I checked out your projects before I started the process, Japanning didn’t seem to want to come off, I was using baking soda instead of washing soda… maybe that made a difference? the plane body was in the bath for about 16 hour at 10amps, I like the looks of the planes both ways antique and new… in the end I didn’t want to wait, had some uses for the plane right away. I also have no intention of selling… the plane is a joy to use.

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#5 posted 480 days ago

Good job Lsmart!

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ic3ss

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#6 posted 478 days ago

Lsmart,

I also used baking soda. I got rid of the battery charger that I used, I think it was maybe two amps at best but it took two days to get it all off. I like the antique look of yours though.

Wayne

-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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